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Beyond Basic Programming – Intermediate Python

Take your Python skills to the next level. Learn how expert programmers work with code and the techniques they use.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 12m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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So you have taken an initial programming course or have learned the basics on your own. However, when you look at other people’s code, or listen to their discussions, you see many concepts that seem alien — stuff that you don’t understand. So, the question is: how do you go from a beginning level programmer to the expert level? How do you become a guru?
This course answers this question. In it, we will be building on top of your existing basic understanding of the Python language (and programming in general). We will cover concepts that will take you to the next level of programming expertise. These will include language constructs that are typically not covered in a beginner level course. Concepts like generators, decorators, callbacks, higher order functions, context managers and others.
We will also discuss some tools that are not difficult but are essential to the life of a professional programmer. An example of this is logging for tracking down bugs — a simple technique that is used in all production level software but is never touched upon in typical programming courses. 
We will discuss parallel programming — multi-threading and synchronization issues — another important concept you must understand to code in a production environment. We discuss these through a case study to explain WHY you need them as well as HOW to use them.
Closely related to this, a highly important concept in today’s programming practice is the idea of asynchronous programming — more commonly known as asyncio. Python and Javascript — two of the most influential languages in today’s development — are heavily focused on this new paradigm and we will cover this in a very intuitive, easy to understand manner. For all concepts, we take a case study-based approach and motivate why we need the concepts we’re seeing and how everything fits together.  
Remember: the most important reason you’re paying for a course is support. So, please ask questions in the Q&A forum if you ever get stuck. I have a maximum response time of around 15 hours — not average, maximum. Please use this to your advantage — ask questions and you should be able to breeze through this course and go beyond a basic level of programming to the next level where your code will take less time to write … will be clean and much easier to maintain.
What will I learn?
•Cross-cutting Tools (logging and testing)•Caveats in usage of lists •Intermediate Python concepts such as decorators, generators, context managers•Parallel programming, multithreading, synchronization, locks •Asynchronous programming (asyncio) •Plotting data •Regular Expressions (and how to not have headaches when using them)
About the instructor: 
•Teacher and researcher by profession•PhD in Security and a PostDoc from Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany•17+ years of working with computers and 15+ years of teaching experience •10+ years of working professionally as a Linux System Administrator/VoIP DevOp — including 5+ years of provable track record on UpWork (with 5.0 star rating there) Target Audience:
Anyone who:
•Has a basic understanding of Python but wants to take their skills to the next level•Wants to learn the tools and techniques used by expert professional programmers What you need to know: 
You should have knowledge of basic usage of Python (variables, conditionals, loops, basic list and dictionary usage, basic file handling)  

You will learn

✓ Take your Python skill to the next level
✓ Stunning SUPPORT. I answer questions on the same day.
✓ Learn cross-cutting Tools (logging and testing)
✓ Understand caveats in usage of lists
✓ Learn intermediate Python concepts such as decorators, generators, context managers
✓ Learn parallel programming, multithreading, synchronization, locks
✓ Use asynchronous programming (asyncio)
✓ Plot data
✓ Modular Regular Expressions (and how to not have headaches when using them)


• A PC with Windows, Mac or Linux
• Python 3

This course is for

• Anyone who has a basic understanding of Python but wants to take their skills to the next level
• Anyone who wants to learn the tools and techniques used by expert professional programmers
• If you want to learn about cross-cutting tools and skills that are useful in many programming languages
• If you want to learn the latest concepts of programming such as context managers and asynchronous programming
• If you want to learn how to use Regular Expressions in a modular way (i.e. without headaches)
Helping YOU learn software engineering, quickly and easily!
Great hands-on courses for beginners
All my courses are 100% hands-on with practical examples and demos. No lengthy theoretical discussions about boring topics. We dive into the practical and only see theory if needed (and only the minimum amount).

Learn by doing
Step-by-step tutorials and problem-based learning.

Get excellent support
One-on-one support by me …  All questions answered within 24 hours. I really want you to succeed! 

More about me
I have a PhD in Computer Sciences and a PostDoc from the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems. I have been programming since early 2000 and have worked with many different languages, tools and platforms. I have an extensive research experience with many state-of-the-art models to my name. My research in Android security has led to some major shifts in the Android permission model.
I love teaching and the most important reason I upload on Udemy is to make sure people can find my content. If you have any problem with finances and you want to take my courses, please visit my site (link on the left). I am more than willing to give out coupons that will make the course more affordable for you.  
You can see all the different areas I’ve worked with on my site as well as on my github page. 
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 12m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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